Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Healthier Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with whole grains and flaxseed, and naturally sweetened with honey. They keep well in the freezer, for an easy grab and go breakfast or snack.
These Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies are a healthy treat that I plan to keep on hand in my freezer. Right now, they are one of my daughter’s favorite snacks to take to school. She loves them, and it makes snack-packing super easy on me. I just grab one or two out of the freezer in the morning, pack it in her lunchbox, and it defrosts by snack time.
I plan to make a big batch of these cookies in the next few days to keep in my freezer. Nursing a newborn makes me extra hungry and I’ll be reaching for a snack at all hours of the day and night, and I see myself grabbing one of these cookies from the freezer for a quick breakfast or midnight snack.
You can mix these Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies up in two bowls, no mixer required. The banana adds lots of natural sweetness and moisture, so you don’t need to add a lot of sugar to the cookie dough. I used honey as a natural sweetener, so these cookies contain no refined sugars. They’re full of whole grains, and cinnamon and nutmeg complement the banana flavor. Chocolate chips are a necessity, but I’ll leave it up to you if you want to add the walnuts. I prefer these with the nuts, but the rest of my family likes them without.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup white whole-wheat flour or oat flour*
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana, about 3 medium bananas
- 1/3 cup honey
- ¼ cup 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips, mini or regular-size
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together mashed banana, honey, melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets. Use your fingers to gently flatten each cookie, as they won't flatten on their own during baking.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, until set and barely golden. (If baking more than one pan at a time, be sure to rotate the pans halfway through the baking time.) Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies are my dream breakfast!
Those cookies look so dreamy! Banana and chocolate chip taste SO amazing together, so I bet these cookies are great! Pinned 🙂
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for pinning, Christina!
Breakfast cookies are my favorite, Kristine! I actually just tried making some yesterday, but they turned out horribly! I’m definitely going to make your recipe soon, as it sounds delicious! Love that it’s a grab ‘n go treat, too. Pinned!
Oh no! It’s so frustrating when a recipe you’re excited about doesn’t turn out. If you try these, I hope you love them as much as we do!
These cookies look great! What a great idea to have them premade for those middle of the night feedings! I used to eat so much during the night – it’s so crazy how hungry you get when nursing!
It is crazy! I do enjoy having the excuse to eat more snacks, though! 🙂
Cookies for breakfast sounds perfect to me!! LOL! They sound like they’ll be great freezer food for your soon-to-be crazy-busy life!! GOOD LUCK! 🙂
Thanks, Jess! It’s so nice to have these cookies in my freezer now that baby is here! 🙂
I can totally relate! I had my first baby 8 weeks ago, and for the first couple of weeks I was SO HUNGRY and totally relied on having neat little bites like these handy. Unfortunately I didn’t have the foresight to make anything ahead of time 🙂
After the first you learn how great it is to have some things stocked up in your freezer! Congratulations on your baby! 🙂
I love that these breakfast cookies freeze up so well – I love chocolate chip cookies but seriously do not need a whole batch of fresh ones hanging around the house!
I always freeze my cookies. Then I don’t feel compelled to eat them so fast!
whats the calorie content per cookie?
I don’t calculate calories or nutrition information for my recipes. There are lots of calorie calculators online that you can use if you wish.
These look delicious. I make these breakfast cookies for my boys and they love them.
Thanks, Faith! Aren’t breakfast cookies the best?!
I intend making these cookies as I have all the ingredients and I am sure my grandchildren will love them. Do you have a recipe for a moist date cake? I was given a whole bag of organic dates and would appreciate having a recipe so that they can be used for a cake or any other recipe you may have for cookies or squares. Thanks.
Sorry, I do not have date recipes currently.
These cookies sound fantastic! I love that they can be frozen for when you just want one. I’d love to make them today, but I don’t have any flaxseed. Can I leave that out?
Try adding an additional quarter cup of flour if you remove the flaxseed.